Ann presented an interesting challenge at the Paper Players this week: make a card with plants or animals. I thought about using my Sock Monkey stamp, but since it seems that nobody loves him but me, I went with another favorite set, Lovely as a Tree! I figured French Foliage needed a rest, but I still wanted to use this awesome color combination that I seem to be stuck on. It's a great way to use up those two packs of More Mustard that I accidentally ordered last year! :) I also used a fun technique called thumping to get those pretty colors on my tree. If you like beating things, it's totally the technique for you! Just don't abuse your markers or stamps too much. My layout comes from this week's sketch at Freshly Made Sketches. Lesley made two cards using it, so I figured I'd try to keep up. Finally, the challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments was to impress with embossing!
Stamps: Lovely as a Tree
Ink: More Mustard, Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke, Cajun Craze
Paper: Naturals White, More Mustard, Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Neutrals DSP stack
Tools/Accessories: Jewelry Tag punch, Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, Early Espresso taffeta ribbon (retired), that punch with the really long name (Dotted Scalloped Ribbon Border Punch I think?)
And speaking of animals, can someone please tell me how this could even remotely be comfortable?